Nearly 100 people have taken the survey I posted on the blog a couple days ago. Thanks to those who have taken the time to do so.
The results are fascinating. Fish and omelets would be popular choices. An apparently no one things I need to eat more pie. That’s somewhat of a relief.
As you can see from the world cloud, people who didn’t pick one of the options I suggested are interested in breakfast.
• People are curious about biscuits and gravy. That would be a good quest. The question I have is, does anyone make their own biscuits?
• People want to know where the best pancakes are. That’s a great suggestion. Even though many restaurants make pancakes from mixes, they aren’t created equally. And some local breakfast places put a lot of weight on their light and fluffy pancakes in terms of how important they are to sales.
• Soup and salad are popular suggestions. Both are lighter and healthier than some of the other options.
• In addition to fish, people are curious about where the best fried chicken is. That’s another great suggestion.
• Someone asked where the best coffee is. That’s a hard one for me to judge because I like dark, black coffee, not the flavored stuff that many people in our community enjoy. Coffee Quest wouldn’t be out of the question, as long as we were clear on parameters.
• Several readers suggested bread. Again, how do you compare the hearty, whole-wheat bread at Rachel’s with the light and fluffy white bread at Das Dutchman Essenhaus? They’re both bread and both baked fresh, but they’re hard to compare.
• Locally grown and vegan foods were on the list for some. That’s very cool. I’m pretty sure that Vegan Quest won’t happen right now, but I can do some work to help people find vegan foods in local restaurants. In terms of the locally grown foods, I’ve written a lot about that at Rise Up Farms, Clay Bottom Farm and elsewhere and pay attention to that issue.
• Two people suggested pad thai. As far as I know, three places in Elkhart County serve it. I would like to compare the offerings of Lucky’s Donuts, Kelly Jae’s Cafe and Bangkok Place.
• The classic Indiana fried tenderloin was suggested several times. I like that idea. A lot. It may be time. We’ll see.
You can keep voting on the survey until Tuesday. At that point, I’ll put up another survey with the suggestions, but limit people to voting for one of a number of options.
Have you voted on one of the options or suggested another?